Volunteer For We The People
You are Needed!
The Michigan Center for Civic Education is recruiting judges and additional volunteers for the 2021-2022 Michigan We the People Season. We hope you can join us to show the value meaningful Constitutional conversations have for us and our future generations.
There are three opportunities to volunteer.
MCCE will host two district half day events – those are:
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021
Orientations will begin approximately at 8:30am with the event wrapping up at 12:00pm. One unit question will be addressed.
All Day State Competition and Showcase
The all day State Showcase is scheduled for Friday, January 7, 2022.
All events are currently scheduled to be virtual to protect the health of the students, volunteers, and staff.
Orientations will begin approximately 7:30 a.m. and run until approximately 4:00 p.m. An awards ceremony with remarks from Michigan dignitaries will begin at approximately 4:30 p.m. Two unit questions will be addressed.
What might I do as a volunteer?
The competition is in the format of a simulated congressional hearing. High School classes present testimony and answer questions about historical, political, and constitutional issues. Judges evaluate student testimonies and probe their knowledge and understanding during a question and answer period. Please see an overview of the program here.
How do the Hearings Work?
Instructions for Judges
For additional information on scoring, judge instructions, and hearing examples,
visit the Center for Civic Education here.
If you are available to judge or otherwise volunteer, please complete the form below or Contact Us.
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